Porsche’s first sportscar continues to delight to this day

The 356. That’s the car that started the long-lasting Porsche sportscar saga in Gmünd, Austria, under the close supervision of Ferry Porsche and Karl Rabe. Later on, production of the 356 was eventually moved to Stuttgart, but all in all, the lightweight sportscar was assembled between 1948 and 1965 in five variants: 356/2, 356, 356A, 356B, and 356C.

The car you’re about to meet can be found in Australia, where it has been enchanting its owners since 1965. It’s a 1964 Porsche 356 painted in Signal Red, rocking a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder (air-cooled, of course) boxer engine.

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This Porsche 356 Is All The Eye Candy You Need This Week!
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The current owner bought this 356 ten years ago and as he puts it, “never looked back.” The engine (a stock unit) makes 95 horsepower thanks to an added pair of Weber carburetors but don’t laugh just yet - with the 356, and proper sports cars in general, it’s all about the power-to-weight ratio.

There is, however, something else that amazes when it comes to this pristine 356 (one that’s also part of the 52-car lot that was reserved to Australia): the flawless interior, kept in excellent condition by the owner - who, by the way, doesn’t shy away from driving the car in all sorts of weather, including rain.

He also admits that keeping and maintaining a 356 is not a cheap business, which makes his willingness to drive it casually on a daily basis even more laudable.

This Porsche 356 Is All The Eye Candy You Need This Week!
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As usual, we won’t tell you the whole story. We’ll just let the video below do that, so make sure to check it out. Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to get a Porsche 356 of your own.

Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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